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Month: July 2015

Team Gollancz Friday Reads

Check out what Team Gollancz are reading this week (in this very cosy reading nook).. Lucy – The Final Empire (Mistborn Book One) by Brandon Sanderson Amy – The Wise Man’s Fear by Patrick Rothfuss […]

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On This Day: Poul Anderson Died

On this day in the very science fictional year of 2001, Poul William Anderson died. A wonderful author, Anderson was equally at home with SF and Fantasy. Although much of his work falls unambiguously into […]

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Stretching boundaries in landscape editing

The minimising effect a wide-angle lens can have on distant elements can be a drawback when photographing certain subjects, such as a sweeping landscape with mountains on the horizon and no particular focal point in […]

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On This Day: James Blish

On this day forty years ago, James Blish  died. For many years, in my early days as a science fiction reader, Blish was known to me for one thing only: he was the writer of the […]

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How to hold and calm your baby

Sarah Ockwell-Smith‘s book BabyCalm describes a relaxing and effective way to hold your baby: The Tiger-in-the-tree hold*. Sarah Ockwell-Smith recommends this as the greatest secret on how to hold a baby, stop your baby from crying, and calm them effectively. […]

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YALC: the second YA Literary Convention

Last year was the first ever YA Literary Convention (YALC), and we had a complete blast. So we knew we’d enjoy this year’s con, and we did. We met tons of readers, sold hundreds of […]

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Meet the Last True Vampire …

August Book of the Month Chapter One The vampire knew of no one on the face of the earth that he despised as fervently as the Sortiari. As the self-proclaimed influencers of Fate, Mikhail wondered […]

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On This Day: NASA was Born

On this day in 1958, the creation of the National Aeronautic and Space Administration was authorised by US congress. Eleven years later – almost to the day – they did this:

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Making the most of minimalist compositions

Some people say that photography is based on the art of subtraction; the careful selection and arrangement of elements in a scene so the viewer can concentrate on the message the photographer wishes to communicate. […]

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